Apart from your business model and the equipment you may have invested in, you need an able human resource base that can push the wheel of your tree care startup business. It is the desire of every company to hire the best employees and this applies to your business as well. The tree care industry has a unique human resource problem where qualified candidates tend to be fewer and this makes it very difficult to get the right pool of employees.
Many people do not think that tree care is a career while others have no idea that there is such an option. This lack of awareness cuts down on the number of potential employees in the market. Below are five secrets that will help you find and hire exceptional employees for your tree care service startup.
Finding the right employee can be a challenge and as such it is always advisable to have a job opening posted. For instance, if an interview with a potential applicant doesn’t go your way, you do not come under pressure to hire them because you can always go back and check on your database. By keeping a job opening posted, you can build a list of potential employees from which you can pick outstanding ones to keep you ahead of the game always.
Include a Summary of the Job Benefits
Most millennial consider job openings not on the basis of wages alone, but on other benefits that come with working in your company. It is therefore important to include such benefits when posting your job so as to make it as attractive as possible and to set you apart from other tree care businesses.
Broaden Your Advertising Channels
There are three main job advertising and posting avenues you can use; traditional, employee referral and social media. Newspapers and online job boards are still a potential way to reach applicants as they give you a wider audience. Employee referrals especially when backed up by incentives can enable you reach a high quality audience. Advertising on social media on the other hand can help you reach a large pool of interested applicants including friends and other people connected to your family, partners and customers.
Base Your Hiring on Characteristics
A good tree care employee must possess certain characteristics including willingness to learn, timeliness, strong work ethic, and safety consideration. Hiring an employee who possesses most or all of these characteristics will assure you of a better fit than just hiring an applicant based on the years they have been on the industry.
Ensure you retrain your employees so as to bring them up to speed with industry demands and customer expectations.